Alternative therapies appreciate the use of various products given by Mother Nature. They have the ability to convert poisonous substances like animal or insect venom into magical remedies.
Bee venom therapy is a unique alternative treatment method in which bee venom is used to treat illnesses and many a times is found to be more effective than artificially prepared medicines.
Since years, people have known the benefits of bee venom and have been using it for medicinal purposes. Bee venom is applied to specific body parts to find relief of the related symptoms. The therapeutic benefits of bee venom have been mentioned in the ancient scientific literatures. Bee venom therapy is popularly practiced in many countries all over the world.
The bee venom therapy follows the principle of like cure the like. This means that if a particular condition has produced certain symptoms, which are similar to what a bee sting can produce, then the bee venom can cure this symptom. For example, a bee sting can cause pain and swelling in that area. Hence for conditions that cause pain and swelling bee venom can be useful as it can act in a manner that is similar to the bee sting but in a therapeutic, non-poisonous way.
The bee venom is rich in proteins, enzymes and many medicinal properties that make it useful in the treatment. The bee sting can stimulate the immune response and help to relieve the symptoms of swelling, pain and redness.
Bee venom is used for many medical conditions especially those causing swelling, pain and inflammation. However, it is essential that the condition of the patient is studied by an expert.
Following initial assessment, the patient is tested for any allergic reaction towards bee venom. For this, a small portion of the venom is used intradermally and tested. Bee venom therapy can be initiated if no allergic reaction develops in the patient.
Bee venom therapy is generally practiced by administering bee venom injections. There are different ways of this procedure, wherein some directly use a bee to sting at the desired site on the patient’s body, while some make use of injections.
Bee venom therapy is known to produce benefits like reducing inflammation, pain and inflammatory response and reducing blood pressure by causing dilatation of vessels.
Some of the ailments in which bee venom therapy is commonly used are musculoskeletal inflammations like tendonitis, arthritis, bursitis or circulatory disorders like carditis, blood coagulation and high blood pressure, skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and ulcers. Bee venom therapy is also found useful in the treatment of endocrinal and immune response disorders.